{FD} Prosecutor declines to charge pilot accused of having gun

A Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage before his flight left St. Louis Lambert Airport will not face criminal charges, a Missouri prosecutor’s office said Friday.

{FD} Lawsuit cites “inhumane” conditions in St. Louis jail

A lawsuit alleges inmates at a medium-security jail in St. Louis live in “inhumane conditions” that include feces in food, infestations of mice and rodents, and unbearable overcrowding.

{FD} Missouri abortion lawsuit heading to state Supreme Court

One of the nation’s longest waiting periods for an abortion will face the scrutiny of the Missouri Supreme Court after a state appeals court ruled in favor of an adherent of the Satanic Temple who challenged the law on religious grounds.

{FD} Protest leaders: We’re not going away, in spite of arrests

Protest leaders in St. Louis say the arrest of a clergyman who was taken to the ground and subdued with pepper spray is the latest incident in which police have been responsible for “unnecessary and dangerous violence” against demonstrators.

{FD} ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called “unlawful and unconstitutional action” during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man.

{FD} Police give room to St. Louis protests until trouble starts

Police have given demonstrators in the latest St. Louis protests a wide berth.

{FD} Police: Baby who died may have been left in vehicle

St. Louis County police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy who may have been left inside a van for several hours.

{FD} Firms must pay $32.M for robocalls for religious-themed film

A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday ordered a Virginia man and his companies to pay $32.4 million in damages for improper robocalls narrated by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee that promoted a religious-themed movie.

Missouri prepares to execute its 2nd inmate of 2017

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.

Attorneys for condemned Missouri man seek halt to execution

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.

{FD} Trial ends but verdict will wait in St. Louis cop’s trial

Attorneys made their final pitches Wednesday for why a former St. Louis police officer should or shouldn’t be found guilty of murder in the 2011 killing of a suspect, leaving his fate in the hands of the judge, who won’t rule until late next week at the earliest.

{FD} Opening statements planned in ex-officer’s murder trial

Video from a police dashboard camera and witnesses, along with DNA evidence, are expected to play a big role as a white former St. Louis officer goes to trial this week for killing a black suspect nearly six years ago.

{FD} Empowerment center to open in Ferguson at burned store site

The president of the National Urban League says he’s seen “steps in the right direction” in Ferguson, Missouri, in the three years since Michael Brown’s death, and he’s hopeful the new Ferguson Community Empowerment Center will help even more.

{FD} August Busch IV investigated in office park copter landing

Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV is under investigation after appearing “too intoxicated to take off” hours after a helicopter landed in an office park near St. Louis, police said Tuesday.

{FD} Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown’s parents, the city attorney said Friday.

{FD} Lawsuit: Child bound with duct tape for nap time violation

A lawsuit alleges a 4-year-old Missouri girl was bound with duct tape by a preschool teacher and that supervisors at the church-based preschool refused to fire the teacher.

{FD} Man charged in Georgia death, Missouri kidnapping

A Georgia man is accused of killing a neighbor, stealing his car and later kidnapping a Missouri woman before he was finally apprehended in Kansas.

{FD} Man investigated in death of child points to his wife

A man under investigation after his wife told police he killed their 6-year-old daughter and hid the body in an Illinois garage is directing suspicion at his wife.

{FD} Report: Tank exploded after restart, despite needing repairs

A St. Louis company’s steam condensation tank exploded, firing it a quarter-mile into the air and through the roof of a neighboring business, after the tank was restarted despite needing emergency repairs, federal investigators said Thursday.